Yesterday I stopped by the local Apple store with a question: does my Gordon-Conwell student card do any good in Canada? After all, I’m not going to have it much longer.
The answer: Yes! A couple of hundred dollars off, plus a free iPod, plus discounts on AppleCare, blah blah blah. I did a little math and figured out that if I sold what I have on eBay, plus the free iPod, I would come pretty close to breaking even and have a better machine.
So I came home with this:
I was smart enough not to open it until I talked to Charlene, who didn’t freak out. We left it unopened while we decided whether or not to keep it. (I have a patient wife.)
Today I realized that an 80 GB hard drive wasn’t going to do the trick, so I took it back for a full refund. Sigh. And to get a bigger drive in the store, I have to buy the next model up, which is way more. I could order online but they don’t seem to like my student card there, unlike in the store.
It was kind of cool to own a MacBook Pro, if only for about 24 hours.